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Sundbyholms Slott Hotel

Swedish Countryside Hotels


Sundbyholm Castle from the 1640s is situated at the southern shore of Lake Mälaren. The castle and its surroundings are as beautiful in real life as in the many paintings and drawings made throughout the centuries. Prince Eugens The Old Castle is one of the most famous and reproduced estate paintings in Sweden. Sundbyholm Castle was built by the Admiral of the Navy Karl Karlsson Gyllenhielm, King Karl the Ninth son and King Gustav Vasas grandson. The Admiral was greatly respected for his modern and forward looking ideas at the time. In 1629 he established the first public elementary school nearby the castle, 200 years prior to the Swedish public school reform.

Sundbyholm Castle maintains old traditions and cultures for the demanding customer. Visiting guests enter the castle on a red carpet at the main castle entrance or at the steamboat pier. Banquets, weddings and ceremonial events are saluted and guests welcomed by three cannon shots.

Special features include the longest natural sand beach of Lake Mälaren, prize winning pleasure-boat harbor, first-class à la carte restaurant, wedding chapel in the cellar of the castle, and, at the northernmost beech forest, a couple of genuine old buildings from past centuries that have been completely renovated and redecorated to or beyond their former beauty.

There are many things to see including The Castle, the Manor, The Coachman´s Old Quarters, The Estate Manager´s Residence, the School Museum, the 1000 year old viking rune stone, the sand beach, the pleasure-boat harbor, the beech forests, the Zoo in the nearby town of Eskilstuna (featuring white tigers and more), local glass blowing and design, and the archipelago of Lake Mälaren.

The surroundings of Sundbyholm Castle offer a wide range of outdoor activities, including some exciting 1000-year old viking remains, Europes northernmost beech forest, the finest pleasure-boat harbor on Lake Mälaren as well as the Lake´s longest natural sand beach. For those seeking a more structured program of activities we recommend golf on the Sundbyholm Golf Course (18 holes within 3 km), horse-back riding, or a picnic on an electrically-powered log raft.

The exquisite Castle Restaurant serves first class à la carte dishes made from local products carefully selected and prepared by the Castles Chef. Examples of popular entrees are Mushroom filled Quail served with rosemary marinated Scorzonera, and Fillet of Reindeer with chanterelle filled potato dumplings. The Castles exclusive wine cellar holds an impressive selection of wine, always guaranteeing a perfect match with the meal. Breakfasts, luncheons and dinners are all served in the Castle.


The hotel is located 12 km north of Eskilstuna on the southern shore of Lake Mälaren. Also nearby are Västerås 45 km, Stockholm 110 km, and Örebro 80 km.

Room Info

Singlerooms 53

Doublerooms 18

Minisuites 16

Suites 12

Rooms in several buildings

Rooms where dogs are allowed 1

Room with jaccuzzi 12

Rooms for smokers 3

Familyrooms 16

Guestlounges 5

Open fire place and bar